100-degree-plus heat index possible in South Jersey on Wednesday

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A heat index that could approach 105 degrees in portions of the Tri-State area has prompted the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center to issue a hazardous weather outlook Wednesday, July 2 for the I-95 corridor and for the interior portions of New Jersey./NWS A heat index that could approach 105 degrees in portions of the Tri-State area has prompted the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center to issue a hazardous weather outlook Wednesday, July 2 for the I-95 corridor and for the interior portions of New Jersey./NWS A heat index that could approach 105 degrees in portions of the Tri-State area has prompted the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center to issue a hazardous weather outlook Wednesday, July 2 for the I-95 corridor and for the interior portions of New Jersey.

High humidity levels coupled with Wednesday’s forecast high in the low- to mid-90s prompted the advisory.

The South Jersey mainland high temperature is expected to reach 90 degrees on Tuesday, July 1 and remain in the 90s with a 91-degree reading on Thursday, July 3.

Late-in-the day thunderstorms are possible Wednesday and Thursday with the passage of a two-fisted cold front, the National Weather Service said.

Cooler temperatures are expected over the weekend, the National Weather Service said.

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